Renaissance banners ready to fly

Salem Renaissance banner committee member Elizabeth Thatcher and Renaissance President David Schwartz display one of the 115 banners residents can expect to see soon hanging from light poles in the city’s historic downtown district. There are four different banner designs: one with the word Pride, one with Progress, one with Culture and one with Historic, all designed by Salem grad Kristina Danklef of Sourballpython Studios of Salem and funded by the Pearce Foundation with help from Rob McCulloch. Salem Renaissance banner committee members not pictured include Lois Mountz, JeanAlice Fehr, Elaine Rousseau Kothera, Jack Kothera and Hope Theiss. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)